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bio website web.pas.rochester.edu/~tobin
location Livingston, LA
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Graduate student in Physics

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revised Should I use my cold weather boots in 40-80°F weather?
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asked Boot tongue orientation?
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comment How to tell the time at night
This can be quite useful even without the elaborate procedure: 1. Notice the orientation of the big dipper at some reference time; 2. Remember that it takes 24 hours to go through a full rotation.
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revised What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
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revised What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
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comment What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
The weather on the hike turned out to be much better than forecast; in particular: sunny and no wind. Two observations: 1) The down jacket quickly became much too warm to hike in and was awkwardly bulky to stow (but was wonderfully nice and cozy for breaks); 2) It turns out that my boots were terrible for walking on compacted snow. These boots are wonderful otherwise; I think the problem is that the tread has been worn away over the years and they need to be re-soled. So I would add: check boot traction on various surfaces, and/or bring traction-enhancing devices for compacted snow/ice.
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asked How to find objective reviews of outdoors gear?
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comment How to get started skiing?
"synthetic ski slope" - but still made out of frozen water, I assume? Or not?
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comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
Please specify the units: do you mean below 0°C or below 0°F? It's a big difference!
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comment How to get started skiing?
What's a "dry slope skiing centre" ?
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